How to Apply and Activate UW Credit Union Card at

So you just got a shiny new credit card from University of Wisconsin Credit Union (UWCU). Congrats! As a fellow Wisconsinite, I know how great UWCU is for banking and lending needs.

But before you can start swiping that card all over town, we need to activate it. Activating the card is a simple process that unlocks the full functionality and features.

In this quick guide, I’ll overview:

  • What is UW Credit Union and what cards do they offer?
  • How to apply for a UWCU credit card
  • Step-by-step instructions to activate your card at
  • Who to contact if you need help with activation

Let’s get started!

An Introduction to University of Wisconsin Credit Union

UWCU is a member-owned, nonprofit financial cooperative serving folks here in Wisconsin. I’ve banked with them for years and recommend UWCU for their great rates and community focus.

As a credit union, UWCU offers all the accounts and services you’d expect from a bank:

  • Credit cards (which we’ll focus on here)
  • Savings accounts
  • Checking accounts
  • Investment accounts
  • Student loans
  • Personal and auto loans

And more!

UWCU offers several different credit cards to match your needs:

  • UWCU Classic Visa
  • UWCU Visa Platinum
  • UWCU Visa Signature Rewards
  • UW Forward Madison FC Visa Debit Card
  • Student Visa Credit Card

Next, let’s go over how to apply for that new card of yours…

Applying for a UW Credit Union Credit Card on

If you’re already a UWCU member, applying is a breeze. Just log into your account or visit a branch. Fill out the quick application and get an approval decision within minutes.

Don’t have an account yet? No worries! You can join UWCU first then immediately apply for your card.

Activating Your Card at

Alright, now for the fun part: activation! Here is the step-by-step guide to activate using UWCU’s online portal:

  1. Open your web browser and go to
  2. Enter your UWCU username and password and log in
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate

Forgot your login info? No problem! Click “Forgot Username or Password” and reset from there before activation.

And that’s it! Your shiny new credit card is now ready to use. 💳

Seeking Help from UW Credit Union

Stuck during the activation process? UWCU’s customer support team is ready to assist:

  1. Visit UWCU website at
  2. Click “Contact Us”
  3. Choose from options like Scheduling an Appointment, Email Support, or Calling them Directly

The knowledgeable support team will sort out any activation issues quickly.

I hope this guide gives you a better overview of activating your new University of Wisconsin Credit Union credit card online. Let me know if you have any other UWCU questions! I’m always happy to chat more about my favorite local credit union. 😄